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News Article | May 5, 2017
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WASHINGTON, May 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP announced its support of the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage Family Caregivers Act that would require the development of a national strategy to support family caregivers. The legislation (S. 1028) was...

News Article | May 3, 2017
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WASHINGTON, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond sent the following letter today to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives in response to the Upton Amendment to the health care bill, urging them to vote NO on the...

News Article | May 4, 2017
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"AARP will continue to oppose this bill as it moves to the Senate because it includes an Age Tax on older Americans, eliminates critical protections for those with pre-existing conditions, puts coverage at risk for millions, cuts the life of Medicare, erodes seniors' ability to live independently, and gives sweetheart deals to big drug and insurance companies while doing nothing to lower the cost of prescriptions. "We promised to hold members of Congress accountable for their vote on this bill. True to our promise, AARP is now letting its 38 million members know how their elected Representative voted on this health bill in The Bulletin, a print publication that goes to all of our members, as well as through emails, social media, and other communications." AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/aarp-remains-steadfastly-opposed-to-health-bill-300451896.html

MIAMI, March 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Organizers of the annual Hispanicize event announced the winners of the 2017 Positive Impact Awards (PIA), presented by Prudential Financial, Inc. Now in its fourth year, the Positive Impact Awards celebrate and honor everyday Hispanic Americans who give their time, knowledge, money and resources to create a difference in their communities. This year Hispanicize is honoring four exemplary individuals who are making great differences in the areas of community revitalization, STEM initiatives, professional empowerment and financial education. “In the midst of these strange times, it is even more imperative that we uplift those Hispanic Americans who provide exceptional and positive contributions to our nation,” said Manny Ruiz, Founder and CEO of Hispanicize Media Group. “By exalting their hard work and dedication, we hope to inspire others to promote change in their own ways. We are grateful to Prudential for once again supporting this program and for making it possible to continue to celebrate these unsung heroes and their accomplishments.” “We are proud to honor Luis, Dante, Roxane and Felipe for their important work in addressing some of the complex and evolving financial and social challenges of our time,” said Lata Reddy, vice president of corporate social responsibility, Prudential Financial and president, The Prudential Foundation. “Their efforts complement Prudential’s core belief that everyone should have the opportunity to achieve financial security and the peace of mind that comes with it. We look forward to recognizing them all at the 2017 Positive Impact Awards in April.” Created in 2013 in honor of the late Louis Pagan, co-founder of Hispanicize and a well-known social media entrepreneur who passed away suddenly in February 2013, the Positive Impact Awards honor those who reflect kindness and commitment, two attributes that Louis embodied. Vote for Positive Impact Person of the Year Beginning March 2, 2017, the public can vote for their choice for the Positive Impact Person of the Year. The winner will be announced on April 4th at the Positive Impact Awards and opening gala of Hispanicize 2017. To vote for Positive Impact Person of the Year visit: www.hispzpia.com. Voting ends on March 30, 2017. Sponsors to Date and Sponsorship Opportunities Available Sponsorship information is still available by contacting sponsorship@hispanicizeevent.com or calling 203.364.4779. Presented by Prudential Financial, Hispanicize 2017 Week (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) is sponsored by a growing list of sponsors. As of today, announced sponsors also include: P&G Orgullosa, Crest, Toyota, SBS’ LaMusica, Wells Fargo, Walmart, State Farm, NASCAR, Best Western, Go Rving, KOA, Israel Board of Tourism, The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, AARP, CNN, CNN Español, Cooper Tires, The City of Miami, Kelley Blue Book, Princess House, Home Depot, Regions Bank, Pan American Life Insurance, ESPN Deportes, Florida Dairy Farmers, Ole Henriksen, Lansinoh, Alma, República, C-Com Group, Synergy Workspaces, FundLatinos.com, APC Collective, BodenPR, Savings.com, Visit Philly, SaludMóvil and The Calvert Foundation. Additional media partners include: PRWeek, Hispanicize Wire, Mamiverse, LatinaMoms.com, Popful, Hispanic Kitchen, 2BTube, PRODU, El Sentinel, Puerto Rico BloggerCon, Hispanic PR Blog, the Hispanic Public Relations Association, Miami Herald Media, Media Moves, iBlog Magazine, and the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR). About The Hispanicize Event  Now in its 8th year, Hispanicize 2017 Week (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz17) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship. Hispanicize 2017 is expected to gather more than 3,000 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of digital content creation, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over four days. The event will take place in downtown Miami’s JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, April 3-6, 2017. The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books, music and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico. The Hispanicize event is owned and operated by Hispanicize Media Group, LLC, the parent company of DiMe Media, Hispanic Kitchen and the Hispanic PR Blog. The Hispanicize Event can be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Hispanicize, Instagram (@HispanicizeEvent) and Twitter (@Hispanicize). About Prudential Financial, Inc.  Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU), a financial services leader with more than $1 trillion of assets under management as of December 31, 2016, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit www.news.prudential.com.

BEDMINSTER, NJ--(Marketwired - Feb 16, 2017) - Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank announce the promotion of Carolyn Larke to Senior Managing Director, Senior Trust Officer, Private Wealth Management at Peapack-Gladstone Bank. Joining Peapack-Gladstone Bank in 2011, she is part of an experienced wealth management team responsible for the administration of private foundations, retirement accounts, estates and trusts. Ms. Larke began her career managing the trust and estate Tax and Administration areas as a Senior Legal Assistant and Senior Fiduciary Accountant at several New York law firms. She then moved to the Philanthropic Advisory Services area at U.S. Trust Company, also in New York, to start this newly-formed department. As Senior Philanthropic Officer, Carolyn guided individual clients through the compliance and administration issues of charitable trusts and foundations. Leaving New York behind after 25 years, Carolyn joined Beacon Trust Company in Morristown, New Jersey, as a Senior Trust Officer. Carolyn received her BA in economics and paralegal degree, specializing in estates and trusts, from New York University. She is an enrolled agent, licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service since 1986 and is a Certified Financial Planner®. A resident of Oradell, New Jersey, Ms. Larke has served on the boards of several charitable organizations, including the American Heart Association Advisory Board and has volunteered for the AARP Foundation Tax Counseling for the Elderly program in Bergen County. Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a New Jersey bank holding company with total assets of $3.88 billion as of December 31, 2016. Founded in 1921, Peapack-Gladstone Bank is a commercial bank that provides innovative private banking services to businesses, real estate professionals, non-profits and consumers, which help them to establish, maintain and expand their legacy. Through its private banking locations in Bedminster, Morristown, Princeton and Teaneck, its private wealth management, commercial private banking, retail private banking and residential lending divisions, along with its online platforms, Peapack-Gladstone Bank offers an unparalleled commitment to client service.

English J.,AARP
Academic Medicine | Year: 2016

Person-centered care, in which an individual patient's goals and preferences are treated as paramount, should be the standard throughout the nation. Achieving this ideal will require a change in the culture of health care, and medical schools can play a vital role in helping achieve it. Lack of communication, uncoordinated services, and dealings with sometimes-aloof clinicians and staff all can increase stress and undermine a person's sense of well-being. In a person-centered system, such experiences would be much less common. The cultural shift starts with the idea of "engaging the consumer" rather than "treating the patient." Such engagement requires honoring individuality. The doctor may have a certain way of doing things. But people vary enormously in their values and priorities. They have different goals, different thresholds of pain, different anxieties, different needs for support, different backgrounds, and different resources to draw on. Individuals should feel empowered, aware of their choices, and connected to their health care providers through meaningful communication and understanding. They deserve to feel that their personal dignity and their wishes are a top priority. They should be made to feel that they, along with their caregivers, are members of the care team. This change will benefit not only patients and families but doctors as well. Doctors will benefit from more insight into the individuals they serve, their interactions with consumers and caregivers will be more positive, and the quality of care will improve. © 2014 by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Freedman N.D.,U.S. National Institutes of Health | Park Y.,U.S. National Institutes of Health | Abnet C.C.,U.S. National Institutes of Health | Hollenbeck A.R.,AARP | Sinha R.,U.S. National Institutes of Health
New England Journal of Medicine | Year: 2012

BACKGROUND: Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages, but the association between coffee consumption and the risk of death remains unclear. METHODS: We examined the association of coffee drinking with subsequent total and causespecific mortality among 229,119 men and 173,141 women in the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study who were 50 to 71 years of age at baseline. Participants with cancer, heart disease, and stroke were excluded. Coffee consumption was assessed once at baseline. RESULTS: During 5,148,760 person-years of follow-up between 1995 and 2008, a total of 33,731 men and 18,784 women died. In age-adjusted models, the risk of death was increased among coffee drinkers. However, coffee drinkers were also more likely to smoke, and, after adjustment for tobacco-smoking status and other potential confounders, there was a significant inverse association between coffee consumption and mortality. Adjusted hazard ratios for death among men who drank coffee as compared with those who did not were as follows: 0.99 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.95 to 1.04) for drinking less than 1 cup per day, 0.94 (95% CI, 0.90 to 0.99) for 1 cup, 0.90 (95% CI, 0.86 to 0.93) for 2 or 3 cups, 0.88 (95% CI, 0.84 to 0.93) for 4 or 5 cups, and 0.90 (95% CI, 0.85 to 0.96) for 6 or more cups of coffee per day (P<0.001 for trend); the respective hazard ratios among women were 1.01 (95% CI, 0.96 to 1.07), 0.95 (95% CI, 0.90 to 1.01), 0.87 (95% CI, 0.83 to 0.92), 0.84 (95% CI, 0.79 to 0.90), and 0.85 (95% CI, 0.78 to 0.93) (P<0.001 for trend). Inverse associations were observed for deaths due to heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes, and infections, but not for deaths due to cancer. Results were similar in subgroups, including persons who had never smoked and persons who reported very good to excellent health at baseline. CONCLUSIONS: In this large prospective study, coffee consumption was inversely associated with total and cause-specific mortality. Whether this was a causal or associational finding cannot be determined from our data. (Funded by the Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics.) Copyright © 2012 Massachusetts Medical Society.

Methods and apparatus for facilitating a change for an individual. The methods and apparatus may include determining a current stage of change for an individual based upon information received about making a change. The methods and apparatus may also include setting up a sounding board to communicate with a select number of individuals to receive feedback and/or advice for facilitating a change.

News Article | February 15, 2017
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According to AARP, nearly 90 percent of today’s seniors prefer to “age in place” and live independently in their homes rather than relocate to specialized housing. However, seniors and their loved ones should know that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports falls and trip hazards continue to present very real dangers around the home, causing nearly 3 million injuries and even 27,000 deaths each year. Most troubling of all is the fact that most of these accidents could be easily prevented by taking some easy, precautionary steps. That is why Easy Climber created 31 Tips For Future Proofing Your Home, a handy, easy-to-read infographic detailing nearly three dozen common-sense steps seniors can to take to help mitigate risks in the home and ensure long-term, independent living. 31 Tips For Future Proofing Your Home offers a wealth of safety tips – big and small – to help seniors recognize – and reduce – overlooked hazards around the house. Suggestions run the gamut from simple recommendations like eliminating rugs and installing brighter LED bulbs to making more advanced investments such as installing motorized stair lifts and elevators to reduce the dangers that staircases present. The infographic also includes a variety of non-fall-related guidelines as well. For instance, did you know you can greatly reduce dangers in the kitchen by installing motion detectors that will automatically shut down overlooked stove tops and unused burners? Similarly, regularly putting fresh batteries in smoke detectors and investing in a fire extinguisher are two inexpensive ways to keep kitchens safe. See the full list of Easy Climber’s tips here. Failing to adequately age-proof a home can result in even the most independent-minded senior becoming dependent on loved ones or healthcare providers. By proactively making some simple changes around the home, it can help ensure you can age in place in peace. About Easy Climber Easy Climber Stair Lifts and Home Elevators are provided by one of the nation’s largest home improvement companies, Aging in the Home Remodelers, Inc., an organization devoted to supporting independent living for seniors.

News Article | February 28, 2017
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, AARP Travel releases the results of its latest study, diving into the emotional, mental and physical benefits of creating a travel-related bucket list. According to the survey, nearly 4 out of ten baby boomers have a travel...

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